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  1. #1

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    I had a complete computer crash some few weeks ago and got literally dozens of emails and well wishes from many of the Tnet membars. Instead of trying to answer them all individually, I will post this not to everyone:

    I have been on crutches and unable to walk for over a year in the near past. I went to an orthopedic surgeon who operated on my knee with absolutely no improvement. I later found out that the knee surgery was completely unnecessary! So I went doctor shopping, first kto a spinal surgeon who said I had a type of incurable arthritisand sent me to a rhumatologist. The rumatologist said I did not have the incurable arthritis but that both my hips were completely worn out! So I went to a hip and bone specialists who replaced both my hips with artificial sockets. I am now about 80% pain free and I am told that it will take the better part of a year to be back near 100%. I can now walk with the aid of a cane, but not very far or very fast at a time. I can get by in the house without the cane if I have to. I am not allowed to bend or stoop beyond 90 degrees therefore pretty much eliminating my detecting until next spring. But it is such a relief to finally know what was causing my problems and to find a solution was almost in the miracle cartegory! I was in constant severe pain for over a year before I finally found a real doctor who knew what to do to relieve my pain. While I was practically an invalid for so long I put on about 40 lbs and my leg muscles deteriorated to the point that I am still very weak. So it will just take time. Thanks again for all the well wishes and inquiries of concern for me. It was much appreciated. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  2. #2
    Aug 2007
    EXCAL 2, SOV. GT
    105 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Monty, good grief, what a year you have had.. I am thrilled to hear your on the mend in the right way.. I wish ya well...just dont overdo anything..we want ya back 100 percent.. and ya wonder why I wont let anyone do surgery on me.. lordy..what a mess.. and will be glad to see ya back in the dirt once again.
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

  3. #3
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Mar 2008
    3246′58″N 9648′14″W
    My other detector is a helicopter
    13 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Good to see ya back, Glad your on the mend
    If you find me upside down, Roll me over.

    "I dream of a world where chickens can cross roads       
          without having their motives questioned..."

  4. #4
    Oct 2006
    348 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

  5. #5
    Dec 2007
    Middletown, PA
    XLT / Surf Pro PI / Garrett Pin Pointer
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Welcome back, sorry to hear about the unnecessary operation.....that bites. Glad to see you back on the net.
    If we are here to help others.......What are others here for?

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
    Garrett AT Pro & Ace 250
    1356 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Monty, great to see you back on TNet. Glad we got to see each other @ CTH4, you just settle back get your health & strength back and you will be good to go @ CTH5. You'll be getting around much better than us younger coots. LOL!

  7. #7
    Nov 2007
    Port Huron, Mi.
    Freedom Ace Coin Commander and Ace 250
    36 times

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Hello Monty, Real sorry to hear about all the pain you went through and am real glad that you are now on the mend. Take
    good care and follow that doctor's orders and maybe you will soon be able to run down those squirrels instead of wasting
    bullets on them. LOL. You will be in my prayers for a complete and speedy recovery.

    It is good to hear from you again.

    Take care and wishing you all the best,

    Aspire to inspire before you expire

  8. #8
    dld is offline
    Apr 2010
    NE Fla
    ace 250, BHID, Explorer SE Pro, Omega 8000
    2 times

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    what do your hips ring up as on the metal detector

    Good to hear you are on the mend

  9. #9

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    OMG Monty! Doctors suck until you get a good one. Thankfully you did. You're one of the lucky ones. Some folks never find the answer to their pain. I'm happy for you. At least a lot of your recovery will be during the winter months. I have no doubt that you will be up and detecting sooner than you think.

    For those of you that don't know Monty, you should read this post. I still laugh every time I read it. It's my favorite post on all of Tnet


  10. #10
    Jan 2008
    Black Hills of South Dakota
    Tesoro Lobo & Garrett Stinger
    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!


    Sorry to hear about the medical issues, but am sure glad to see you back on Tnet, and on the mend.

    Wecome home!!

    "Irony is the rule"

  11. #11
    Just a lil' bit outta plumb...

    Mar 2006
    The Peach State
    Whatever it takes to get the coon.
    34 times

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Glad to see you're back. I know what you've been through. I've got a LOT of old injuries. Doc's took me off pain meds, did the alcohol thing for some easement, went nuts. Finally got a needle doc (accupuncture) and finally found the cause of the difficulty. It was an infected cyst, and my immune system was attacking ALL the joints in my body. It'll get better... it did with me, but it took a lil' time. Get well. Life is still good.
    I respect your opinion, but not when I know better.

    Fish... or cut bait.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    Oct 2007
    Summit County, CO
    White's DFX, White's Classic 1 Coinmaster
    1384 times

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Good to hear. Get up to Colorado sometime, look me up, and we can compare notes about the old days in Oklahoma law enforcement. Take care, have a good day today and a better day tomorrow!
    Just like Texas in 1880.

  13. #13
    Apr 2005
    76 times

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Monte, good to see you are still kicking, or er uh crawling. Anyway, take it easy for a while, those coins will still be there come spring. Good Luck. rockhound

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Jul 2004
    Broward Co.
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
    2432 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

    Glad to see you back online Monty. I thought it was a little quiet around here lately. I knew you'd been having some health problems recently, i'm glad that you are now on the down slope of recovery. I hope it's a speedy one and wish you the best. You are one of the good guys.
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    May 2005
    Northern California
    2142 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Monty is finally back on Tnet!

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